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A Desirable Husband

Frances Vernon
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571321636
Date Published
29.10.2014
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Summary

A Desirable Husband, first published in 1987, was the third novel by the prodigiously gifted Frances Vernon (1963-91).

Finola Molloy – first introduced to readers as the daughter of the bohemian Alice in Vernon’s acclaimed debutPrivileged Children (1982) – has grown up and married Gerard Parnell, barrister and heir to a Derbyshire estate. They are living happily in London with two small children when Gerard, quite unexpectedly, comes into his inheritance. And yet this gracious living – however fortunate it initially appears – will prove to be unexpectedly challenging to both partners in the marriage.

‘Frances Vernon is an absolute wonder.’ Sunday Mirror

‘Subtle hints of Barbara Pym or Ivy Compton-Burnett.’ The Lady

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Frances Vernon was born on December 1 1963, and raised on the Sudbury Estate in Derbyshire. At the age of 18 she embarked upon a writing career, and would complete six novels in the space of ten years. Privileged Children (1982) won the Author’s Club Award for Best First Novel, and the Daily Express praised its ‘genuine sparkle and invention.’…

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